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11 August 2017

Horrifying moment motorist inhales LAUGHING GAS from a balloon and swerves all over the motorway

THIS is the worrying moment a driver is seen swerving across the motorway while inhaling laughing gas from behind the wheel.

The video, understood to have been filmed in Britain, was taken from inside a vehicle packed with shocked passengers who couldn’t believe the driver’s antics.

A driver and a passenger in the vehicle are seen inhaling laughing gas through balloons
A driver and a passenger in the vehicle are seen inhaling laughing gas through balloons

One passenger can be heard saying: “What are they doing?”

Another says: “Mental, what the hell, look at them. They’re all over the place.”

When they pull up alongside the car, they see that he’s breathing in laughing gas from a balloon.

A man in the car says: “They’re doing those balloons. No way, that’s crazy. That’s crazy.

“Nut jobs.”

A woman in the car can also be heard saying: “Oh my god.”


The vehicle can be heard listening to blasting music as they recklessly bomb down the motorway.

Those in the car are thought to have been inhaling nitrous oxide – a colourless gas that when inhaled can make people feel euphoric and relaxed.

The effects of the gas have seen it nicknamed “laughing gas”, but it can also cause some people to have hallucinations.

The passengers began filming when they noticed the car was swerving all over the place on the motorway
The passengers began filming when they noticed the car was swerving all over the place on the motorway

The effects are caused by the drug slowing down the body’s brain and responses.

Nitrous oxide, also known as “hippy crack”, is normally bought in pressurised canisters. It is then transferred to a container such as a balloon to be inhaled.

There are legitimate uses for nitrous oxide, including numbing pain during medical procedures, use in catering aerosol cans and in engines.

But, it is illegal to sell or import the drug for human consumption.

Why laughing gas is dangerous and potentially lethal behind the wheel

Nitrous oxide can cause dizziness and effect your judgement, creating a risk of accidents.

In large quantities it can also cause the user to faint.

If nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth from a pressurised gas canister or in a confined space it can cause sudden death through lack of oxygen.

Heavy, regular use of the drug can cause a deficiency of vitamin B12 and a form of anaemia.

Severe vitamin B deficiency can cause serious nerve damage.

For more information, see drugs advice site, Frank.


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